Three Mennonite Quilting Sisters

Three Mennonite Quilting Sisters
Polly, Julia, Barbara

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sailboat II

… as a Quilter

There is still time to leave a comment for your chance to win my 4 yards of 100% cotton quilting fabric here.

I have decided now to make a series of Sailboat art quilts. So I took this picture, which is a little different from the other one
Sailboat 4c

… and made it into another small art quilt, Sailboat II. It measures 7”X10”.


The back is finished with “fast finished triangles” and is ready for mounting.

Sailboat and Sailboat II

So now … I’m getting ideas for a third “Sailboat.”

Friday, November 15, 2013

Magnolia Mennonite Sewing Circle Quilt

At our Magnolia Sewing Circle I was in charge of this group of ladies making string blocks for a comforter top.

By the end of the day their 38 blocks made quite a show.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks

I’m so honored to have my block appear in  Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Magazine Volume 8.!  The newest issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks has just hits the newsstands.

Inside this issue you will find my block. 

 Now that you see my block here are some ideas of different color ways to make three table runners.

 Another idea is to make a scrappy quilt.
Follow the 100 Blocks Blog Tour daily November 11 - 18 at The Quiltmaker Blog Quilty Pleasures for inspiration, ideas and giveaways galore!
Hop over to Quiltingal's post to be entered in a drawing to win one of two great prizes. Visit the Delightful Piecing website and choose your favorite pattern, then come back to Quiltingal letting me know which is your favorite pattern at Delightful Piecing to be entered to win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8 or your favorite  pattern or book at Delightful Piecing! 
The winners will be posted there on Saturday!

Greenwood Mennonite November Sewing Circle

Comfort top ready to be knotted.  Love the group of home schooled gals in the background busy at their school work.

These children add so much to our sewing circle.

 Kristen showing us the snowman she made out of a sock.

Here a mother and daughter team visiting as they stitch.

Now what are the ladies sewing on in the background?

This scrappy quilt is taking shape.

Gertrude is a newcomer here at sewing and also a new quilter.  She shared with us three quilts she is making.  I asked her if she is getting hooked and the smile and "yes" answer she gave me was priceless.

 Queena and Wava with their "shared" grandchildren.   Wava's son married Queena's daughter.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Square in a Square Pineapple

Back in May I gave a demonstration to the PTQ on how to make this easy, what I call a “Square in a Square Pineapple” block. We worked on the blocks after our meetings and at workshops and finally got the quilt top finished. I volunteered to take it home to quilt it.

Over the holidays I cranked up my Bernina and went to work.

Now it’s all finished and ready to take back to the PTQ for our inventory of charity quilts

I ironed fabric to freezer paper and sent it through the printer to make the label.

Ashton was such a good sport helping me get a photo of it.


Enough is enough … and away he went!

I love the rainbow colors and I think the bright yellow binding sets it off perfectly for a “happy” quilt.



StaticsName: Square in a Square Pineapple
Size: 52” X 39”
Technique: Machine pieced & machine quilted
Fiber: 100% cotton
Made by the Possum Town Quilters